By: Joseph Cazier, Hive Tracks Chief Analytics Officer "Many of the changes we are witnessing in the world today are driven by advances in technology. These technological changes are also coming to the beekeeping world. If you look at the changes that have already taken place and the seeds of what has started them, it is possible to make a good prediction of what is likely to happen in the future and how it will affect the beekeeping community and industry.My colleagues James Wilkes, Ed Hassler and I made such a prediction this summer during a webinar on the Kim and Jim show jointly sponsored by Project Apis m and Bee Culture Magazine (Smarter Hives, Healther Bees, June 23, 2017 @ http://www.beeculture.com/kimandjimshow/). In that webinar, and at a few presentation since, we outlined the path we are on to what we are calling a Genius Hive. This article summarizes and extends some of the key points we made during those presentations and adds context for today’s thoughtful beekeeper."